Morocco’s Noor Solar Station located in the Sahara Desert has cleared the first phase of construction. Launched by King Mohamed VI in 2013, the €600m plant is predicted to generate 580 megawatts of power which will provide electricity to a million homes.
The plant has already involved 1,000 workers to build the first stage of the facility.
Spread over 30 square kilometers, the solar energy acquired through half a million solar mirrors will be utilised to operate steam turbines that produce electricity.
"We have a project to introduce 6,000 megawatts to the existing electricity production nationwide. Two thousand megawatts will come from solar energy and 2,000 megawatts from wind and hydroelectric power. Things have been going well so far," said Energy Minister, Abdelkader Amara.
There is no doubt that solar power is the future as it is quickly gaining global popularity in areas such as California and China.
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